An @[email protected], constituting one of the stages of a @[email protected] in which a @[email protected] (or, for the first step, the reactants) is converted into the next @[email protected] (or, for the last step, the products) in the @[email protected] of intermediates between reactants and products.
See also:
rate-limiting step
reaction stage
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1159 [Terms] [Paper]